Promoting medico-legal knowledge in all its aspects

Welcome to the Website of the

Medico-Legal Society

The Medico-Legal Society was founded in 1901. Its aim is to promote Medico-Legal knowledge in all its aspects. Its members are lawyers and medical professionals in roughly equal numbers, providing excellent networking opportunities.

The Society normally holds monthly meetings in central London between October and June each year. At each meeting, a well-qualified speaker presents a paper followed by a discussion which continues over drinks and canapés. 

You can view the full programme on our programme page. Members of both the Legal and Medical professions will find the lectures useful for their continuing professional development, providing excellent value.

The Society’s President serves for two years and is drawn alternately from the legal and medical professions. Click on NEWS to discover more about our current President.


Our annual dinner is held at one of London’s many professional or historic venues. By tradition, a distinguished lawyer proposes the toast to “Medicine” and a distinguished doctor proposes the toast to “the Law.” This year’s dinner took place at the RAG – Army & Navy Club on Thursday 20th June 2024. Baroness Finlay of Llandaff proposed the toast to the law and Baron Faulks of Donnington KC proposed the toast to medicine. (See NEWS)


The official organ of the Society is the Medico-Legal Journal which is sent to all full members. It publishes the majority of the papers presented to the Society as well as original articles from around the world, case reports and correspondence.



at Lettsom House, 11 Chandos Street London W1G 9EB and by Zoom

Date:        10th October 2024

Speaker:  Dr Sarah Galbraith, President of the Society

Subject:   Presidential Address – A Military Medico Legal Medley

The Secretary will email the Zoom joining details shortly before the meeting.


Members attending meetings in person are welcome to join the President, Speaker and Council members at our usual reception with wine soft drinks and canapes. A voluntary contribution of £10 per person would be appreciated.


Recordings of most of our recent meetings are now available to members only via this website. To access them, click here.

Then follow the on-screen instructions. You will need a username (usually your email address) and a password which you can reset if you’ve forgotten it.


Unless otherwise stated, all meetings will take place at 7 pm at the Medical Society of London, Lettsom House, 11 Chandos Street, Cavendish Square, London W1G 9EB, followed by a drinks reception. For further information, see our programme.

Annual membership is currently £100 which includes the print edition of the Journal. To join click on “Membership” above.

The Medico-Legal Society is a Registered Charity, charity number 214508.